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Products I’ve Finished: Empties
1. Complex Beauty The Godmother Enzyme Mask
2. Glossier Generation G in Crush (link gives you 20% off!)
3. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment
4. Tatcha Ageless Revitalizing Eye Cream (free shipping)
5. Kat Von D Tattoo Brow
6. Bite Beauty Line & Define Lip Primer
7. Glossier Priming Moisturizer
8. Origins GinZing Eye Cream
9. Origins Super Spot Remover
10. Belif Moisturizing and Firming Eye Cream
I’m super behind on posts so expect a lot of reviews on empties. Read more for my thoughts on all of these products I’ve finished!
The Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist is a staple in anyone’s beauty collection. It smells just like roses, one of my favorite scents. I especially like to use the mist when I’m staying up late because it’s extremely refreshing.
Dior J’adore was my first “grown up” scent. Before that, I wore Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy and before that, I used Victoria’s Secret fragrances, haha! I’m on my second bottle of the Dior J’adore now and it’s been my go-to fragrance for over five years. It’s made up of my three favorite notes: rose, jasmine and ylang ylang.
This toner from Aromatica (via Peach & Lily) was one of the first toners I used. I didn’t use to understand the purpose of toners but now I will always use one. It makes such a big difference, especially if you have problem skin like I do. You can read more about the beauty routine here.
Okay, on to the next set of empties. The Godmother Enzyme Mask from Complex Beauty is part of their discovery kit and contains pumpkin, glycolic acid and fruit AHAs to reduce the appearance of blemishes and hydrate the skin. It is a really unique deep orange color.
The reason my Glossier Gen G is on this empties list is because it broke off while I was using it in Asia. TRAGIC. I emailed Glossier’s customer service though and they were so amazing and sent over a new one free of charge!
My lips have been super chapped lately with this winter weather so I finished my Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment. I received it for free as a birthday present from Fresh. You can read about how to get your own for free in my post here!
Tatcha’s Ageless Revitalizing Eye Cream was one of the first eye creams I started using. The mini is $29 but only 3 mL. Unfortunately it’s a bit out of my price range for now, but I will definitely come back to it later when I am older and wrinkles around my eyes is more of a concern.
My sister and I both love the Kat Von D Tattoo Brow. Collectively, we’ve gone through two or three already! It’s great for drawing in brush strokes, so your eyebrows look naturally thicker and more defined.
When I first saw the Bite Beauty Lip Primer, I questioned if a lip primer was really necessary??? After I started using it, I was hooked and used it every single day. It honestly makes your lip liner and lipstick go on much more evenly. Some of my lipsticks also dries out my lips so a lip primer helps with that. While I’m still not sure if I really need a lip primer, I use a lip balm before my lip color every day.
I can’t even count how many Glossier Priming Moisturizers I have finished. It is my go to moisturizer and primer. It is super lightweight and never breaks me out. This plus the Skin Tint make the best combo.
Okay, fun fact about this Origins GinZing Eye Cream: it makes the perfect natural looking highlight. When I want my skin to look subtly dewy, I put this under the arch of my eyebrows, in the corners of my eyes and on my cheekbones!
I love packing the Origins Super Spot Remover with me on trips because it is so mini and hardly takes up any room! It is effective but not overly drying on the skin. The only con is that it is so little that I run out quite fast.
Last but not least is the Belif Moisturizing and Firming Eye Cream, which made it onto my favorite skincare products of 2016. Making it onto the list is a big deal because I test hundreds of products over the course of the entire year. I wrote more about it here.
That concludes this lengthy post on products that I have finished. If you’re as obsessed with empties as I am, you can find my other empties posts here!